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on social and foreign policies in the united states and it became an official concern of the u.s. government beginning during the second world war and especially in the cold war when we began to have a scientific approach to measuring for an opinion to analyzing the source of resistance to the united states and coming up with policies to try to combat it the problem is they don't think like us and use our reasoning. but when we are talking about latin americans they are prisoners of their emotions and why they are having a protest right now not for example because we fought a war with mexico and wound up taking half of the mexican territory or there might be a cause but a national dispute over which we could argue about the merits. anti-americanism is a way of looking at the world as a kind of mirror and we have a monologue where we look out at the world we want the mayor to tell them that we are the fairest of them all. that makes for excellent fairy tales. they are not effective in advancing the national interest. >> host: we have been talking with max paul friedman rethinking anti-america
the way we viewed citizen involvement in government, changing the way we think about our elected officials and the ability to create up star movements. i think all that was incredibly important and the beginning of the women's movement all that great activism that it produced and all of that we are seeing that directly play out today whether it's the election of barack obama or the continued advancement of women in congress so all that is a direct result of their activism. that being said there is a lot of work left undone and i think that we now spend three fourths of our entitlement money on people who are over the age of 30 and it used to be we spent three for some people under the age of 30 in terms of the amount of money and investment. it's not in terms of generational warfare but i think we need to have a conversation about how we are dividing our priorities. this is not a generation that expects to get those entitlements by the way. this is not a generation that has and he believes the government going to give them out money. >> host: the activism you talked about from the baby boo
viewed citizen involvement in government, changing the way we think about our elected officials and the ability to create upstart movements. think all that was incredibly important. the beginning of the women's movement, all that great activism they produced, and that -- all of that, we're seeing that play out today. whether it's the election of barack barack obama or continued advancement of women in congress. there's a lot of work left undone, and i think that there's -- we now spend 3/4 of our entitlement money on people who are over the age of 30. used to be we spent 3/4 on people under the age of 30. it's not a question of generational warfare, but i think we need to have a conversation about how we're dividing our priorities. this is not a generation that expects to get those entitlements. my general has any belief the government is going to give them that money -- >> host: well, the activism you talked about, from the baby-boomer generation, that activism that has trickled down to millenials or do you see them as more politically apathetic? >> guest: i think the activism
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